this feeling of loneliness –
he plays with his building blocks
as the snow heaps up
– Kubota Mantarō
Kubota Mantarō (1889 – 1963) was a Japanese author, playwright and Japanese poet. Although he was more interested in novels and plays, Kubota published several haiku collections and for a while was editor of the haiku magazine Shunto.
This piece was written for Flute, Clarinet, Horn, Trombone, Violin, Viola, Cello, and String Bass.
The score is available at https://bit.ly/3zTs5j0